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Hillary Theyer  :  City Librarian   :  tel 310.618.5959   :  fax 310.618.5952
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Soon the Library will have a newly improved online catalog. Some of the features to look forward to are:

The ability  to limit your results by material type, publication year, age level, location, and availability
More sophisticated search technology that makes it easier to find exactly what you're looking for
New texting and social media features
Spell Check ("Did You Mean?")
Individual "My List" creation
Ability to place multiple holds at once
EBook and EAudiobook integration

We hope you will find the enhancements worthwhile. Please ask us for help whether you are at home or here in the library. We are more than happy to show you how to use the new catalog and introduce the new features.

The Main Library will be closed Sundays during the summer. Sunday hours will resume in the fall.


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spotlight imageCheck out our ebooks and eaudiobooks!

Check out popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks and eAudiobooks for adults, children, and teens on your mobile device. Read them from your PC, phone, or tablet. The Magic Wall, an interactive display of titles in the library's digital collection, provides a great way to discover new books.

spotlight image>Book Group in a Box

Book Group in a Box includes everything you need to get your book club up and running: 10 copies of the same book, discussion questions, and background information. The six week checkout period is designed to work with book club schedules.

spotlight imageTry the Torrance Public Library APP on your smart phone or tablet
Our App allows you to find books, movies, and music wherever you are. It also allows you to manage your account and renew materials. Additional features include BookLook (use your device to scan and search for books in our catalog), events calendar, historic walking tour, and ebooks.

  • The Torrance Public Library Commission will meet next on Monday, February 8, 2015, 7:00 PM at Katy Geissert Library Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
    www.Library.TorranceCA.Gov

Hours: Civic Center Library: 10am - 9pm (Mon-Thurs), 10am - 6pm (Fri), 10am - 5:30pm (Sat), 1pm-5pm selected Sundays. Address: 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503. 310-618-5959